Grape Variety: Rkatsiteli 100%
Region: Kakheti region, Country of Georgia
Category: Table Wines
Serving temperature: +8°C to +10°C (+46°F to+50°F).
Produced and bottled by Marani, Telavi Wine Cellar. Country of Georgia.
Rkatsiteli (r-ka-tsee-tely) is one of the oldest varieties known to man, dating back thousands of years.
Grapes are hand-picked at the optimum of their maturity. Softly de-stemmed grapes are cooled down to t 4-6°C and then gently pressed in the pneumatic press. Later, the settled and clear juice starts fermenting slowly at precisely controlled temperature (15-18°C) in stainless steel tanks. After the fermentation completes the wine is racked to another tank for farther refinement. Wine is usually bottled in a few month after the vintage.
Light straw color. Intense floral aroma with hints of peach and apricot. Full and crisp palate with poached pear and honey flavors, Lively acidity, and fresh mint. Long lingering, crisp, and zesty finish. The wine is complex and at the same time elegant, fresh, and soft. Moderate acidity and pronounced variety floral aroma give this wine a unique taste. It is Georgia’s best-known dry white wine.
Rkatsiteli is a universal accompaniment. This wine can accompany a wide range of dishes. It goes well with very simple dishes, different kinds of cheese, dishes with potatoes, salads, meats in sauce, green beans, or pies made from cheese or with other fillings.
Rkatsiteli pairs excellently with Lebanese, Turkish, Iranian, and even Indian cuisines including spiced meats, aromatic rice, lentils, bean dip, and smoked eggplant
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